10 football players with criminal records

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Patrick Kluivert

Patrick Kluivert

Patrick Kluivert

The former Dutch football player was a renowned striker who played for the likes of Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Newcastle United and Valencia. He even played for the Dutch national team for a decade and was until recently the all-time leading goal scorer for the Oranje.

But early in his career at Ajax, 19-year-old Kluivert was involved in a fatal car crash which killed a theatre director, Marten Putman (who was also an Ajax fan). Kluivert was driving his BMW 20 mph above the speed limit and slammed into Putman’s car. He died on the spot and Kluivert was charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 240 hours of community service.

Kluivert suffered a lot after the accident and went into depression after he received death threats from fans and intense media scrutiny.

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